The French people from Renault decided to release further details on the new Frendzy concept, a small van with an interesting appearance which represents Renault’s new philosophy. The asymmetric body style of the new Frendzy concept has a dual role, the French model being considered both a commercial and family vehicle.
In terms of dimensions, the new concept measures 4,091 mm in length, 1,872 mm width and 1,743 mm height and a kerb weight of 1420 kilograms. Besides the futuristic design approach, the French concept also adopts an eco-friendly powertrain, a zero-emission one to be more precise.
Under the hood of the stylish concept, Renault fitted an electric motor able to deliver 60 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque, mated to a direct drive transmission. It comes with a lithium-ion battery pack and is able to reach a top speed of 130 km/h with zero CO2 emissions.
“Frendzy is the fourth vehicle to illustrate Renault’s new design strategy, a series which started with DeZir. It takes an original and innovative stance on the world of light commercial vehicles – a key part of Renault’s activities,” declared Laurens van den Acker, Renault’s Head of Design.
Another noteworthy feature of the new Frendzy is the sliding side door system which comes with a 37-inch screen able to display various messages. Renault Frendzy also features a fabric roof that can adapt to the size of the objects you transport. In terms of interior appearance, Renault decided to use a combination of wood and metal along special lighting and a new 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook for an enhanced internet surfing.
The Renault Frendzy concept is scheduled to be revealed in front of the audience at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show. For now, we don’t know if the French company will introduce in the near future a model based on this interesting concept but we can clearly see how the design will evolve in the future. Renault revealed a presentation video of the Frendzy concept as well: